The Monday Monster
The Monday Monster πŸ‘Ή



Many of us, even those that really like their job have a tough time on Mondays. I was initially astounded to learn that the risk of heart attacks are 11% higher on Mondays than other days of the week, although after careful consideration this did make sense.  As many of us know heart attacks are linked to stress; so that over a long period of time stressing about things like your boss that you don't like, your co-workers that annoy you to no end, or just how much email you have sitting in your inbox from over the weekend, can make a large impact on our health. I'm not saying that we can all simply have three day weekends (which would then turn Tuesdays into Mondays anyway 😜) but maybe we can all try to beat the Monday Monster πŸ‘Ί together! 

I was sitting in my beautiful new home office/sun room and finding myself losing the battle with my Monday Monster and then a song came on, Meghan Trainor's No Excuses, and I realized I couldn't allow that to happen! I couldn't let Monday be the excuse for not feeling so happy or wallowing in the darkness that can sometimes sneak up on me. So I slapped on a cute outfit, oiled up, grabbed my computer and headed out to work outside at a bar. (yes a bar that has wifi and other people on computers, something I'm finding very common in Wicker Park!) 

We don't always know what life holds for us but we can do our best to find the little things in life that bring you joy, and then do more of those!! ❀️‍❀️

Top four things to bring me happiness on a Monday
  • Get to spin class! or some other form of exercise 😊
  • Cook a veggie heavy meal πŸ₯‘πŸ…πŸ†πŸ₯’πŸ₯•πŸ₯¦
  • Listen to uplifting podcasts and music (each day is different with which one I choose, or sometimes I do both!
  • Oil up! sometimes it's Joy, or Frankincense or Believe or today for whatever reason it was Palmarosa! 
What is one thing you do to beat the Monday Monster?! πŸ‘» ❀️‍❀️‍πŸ‘»





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